Tag Archives: social determinants of health

Climate Crisis & Structural Racism — Peas in a Pod: Urgent Need for Climate Competent Care as a Structural Competency to Advance Climate Medicine

It is critical to approach climate medicine with a structural lens rather than a narrowly focused approach of climate-health knowledge alone that does not connect this existential threat to the broader socio-political ecosystem in which we function. Climate negotiations (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, this November were some of the most consequential in human history in determining our collective path forward

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Climate Accords: Potent Structural Determinants of Health

The enormity and complexity of the climate crisis requires public health to step up and draw not only from its usual disciplinary strengths but also from fields of anthropology, sociology, social ethics, and philosophy to propose solutions that center human rights and health equity in climate negotiations and eventual climate agreements. With the COVID-19 pandemic raging due to willful governmental

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Podcast: Law and Policy as Tools in Healthy People 2030

Laws and policies are critical determinants of health and well-being. They can encourage positive behaviors and discourage harmful behaviors, and they can enhance or worsen health, health equity, health disparities, and health literacy. In this episode of JPHMP Direct TALK, Angela McGowan and Joel Teitelbaum, two of the authors of an article published in the Journal of Public Health Management

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We Can Strengthen Communities by Committing to Equity

by Jamila M. Porter, DrPH, MPH This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. From the very beginning, the COVID-19 pandemic illuminated and exacerbated a host of devastating inequalities that have long existed in our society. Renewed national movements for social justice and civil rights have made clear that the pandemic is a unique inflection point. We can stay on our current course and endure ever-growing injustice, or

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Students Who Rocked Public Health 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic created a “new normal” in 2020 that included controversial mitigation strategies such as masking up and staying home and became the country’s primary focus, punctuated by a summer of civil unrest, peaceful (and sometimes not so peaceful) protests, and a contentious presidential election. The student projects we’ve selected this year reflect the best of 2020 as students

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Public Health and Health Systems Can Work Together to Address SDOH – Here’s How

by John Auerbach, MBA The momentum to tackle the social determinants of health is growing within the health care sector, where financial support is sometimes available to focus attention on identifying and helping to address the non-medical social and economic needs of patients. This new focus on the root causes of poor health is welcome, but for it to succeed

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The Editor’s Podcast: November 2019 Issue Focuses on Tobacco

Editor's Podcast Tobacco

The Editor’s Podcast appears with each new issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and offers a closer look at the articles published in the latest issues with guest appearances by authors, guest editors, and others. In this episode of the editor’s podcast, Dr. Justin Moore, Associate Editor, discusses articles that appear in the November/December issue of

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Nov. 2019: Tobacco

FTE Nov 2019

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS Fall is finally upon us, and with it comes the November/December issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. In this issue, we have a collection of wonderful articles, with many focusing on tobacco control. Other articles such as this excellent commentary by John Auerbach highlight the pressing need to focus on

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Data Travels at the Speed of Trust: Population Health Informatics for Population Health

by Gulzar H. Shah, PhD, MStat, MS; Kristie Waterfield, DrPH, MBA; Dr. Anjum Khurshid Health Informatics Innovations and Applications highlights ways that health informatics innovations and applications are supporting stakeholders in public health practice and policy to advance their mission of improved population health. The series will also highlight innovations in health care informatics. The more I learn about the

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